No. 22 Then and Now….

Howdy good people; I hope all is well witcha’!  I’m all right, just sitting here watching Frasier (of course) and getting ready to go to the grocery store….I need some veggies and a few other things so I have to go sometime today.  I’ll try to avoid the cookie aisle but I promise yall I’m already thinking about Oreos, Lorna Doones, and Nutter Butters!

Now this post is comes from back in the day per say because I sewed these garments years ago….First up is my cape; well one of em….Faux fur seems to be all the rage right now and I agree it is the bomb….the fabric stores have quite a selection to choose from.  Trendy I am not (in my Yoda voice) so my faux fur fondness **say that 10 times fast** started a long time ago….On one of my many trips to my beloved Hancock’s Fabrics I spotted this beautiful faux fur (they had thee best selection of faux furs) but it was quite expensive….I kept my eye on it and as soon as it went on sale (used a couple coupons too) I snagged a few yards….I forget the description of the fur and I can’t really tell which animal its replicating (maybe chinchilla?) but it was my favorite one at the time….the fur’s final destination was a cape; another “trend” nowadays…..the pattern name and number escapes me though; even went through my old blog posts and pictures trying to get more pattern information for yall but to no avail….I apologize but I am going to continue to look for you good people just in case….my cape was made back in December of 2015!…One thing I do remember is that my allergies were acting up so bad and fur was EVERYWHERE that day! LOL!  It was a labor of messy love I tell you what!

The jumpsuit I’m wearing is another oldie but goodie!  I whipped it up back in February of 2014!  Now I have much more pattern information on my jumpsuits because I’ve made McCall’s 6083 View C at least four times!  I really love this pattern and even bought a new one when my old one just fell apart because I used it so much….I learned a few things by the second time I made the pattern; light alterations and stuff….the first time I made it I didn’t really like the length of the torso but I didn’t know if I could pull off fixing it to my liking….but by the time I had sewn the 4th one the fit was actually good…my rulers were put to good use!…

Okay yall now let me share the pictures and show off my goods….This post is also to remind folks to do whatchu’ like, wear whatchu’ like, and just BE YOU….trends come and go (try not to follow them) and some are a complete mess…..if you like something do it, wear it, make it, whatever, whenever….if it becomes a “trend” then so be it…..I’ll talk to you good people soon I promise!



Royal Citizen of Zamuunda or nahhhhh LOL








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Nichelle Shayne

I sew a whole lot, I buy waaaaayyyyy too much fabric, and I have an obsession with books (especially sewing books and magazines), shoes, and fat quarters (and I don't even quilt)...Bags will always hold a special place in my heart; I still make em from time to time.....random fact about me**the pin cushions on the front page were made by my Mama and me....She made the yellow one and I whipped up the red one.....I can ramble all day about sewing and I feel a good ramble coming on sewwwww I'll stop here (pun intended).....Oh! My name is Christy but all my friends call me Chris!

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